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Thursday, August 4, 2016
Action Figure Review: R2-D2 (Jabba's Skiff) #121 from POP! Star Wars by Funko
Height: 5 inches (to the top of the drink dispenser)
Articulation: Bobbling legs.
Accessories: Display Stand
Non-Scalper Price: $25 as part of a set which also includes a Gamorrean Guard pin, a Boushh patch, a Jabba the Hutt mug, a C-3PO baseball cap, and a Boba Fett plush (which my little one promptly requisitioned).
* R2-D2 looks incredible! I think I've finally decided on what the appeal of POP! figures is: They're stylized without looking deformed and cute without looking "cutesy." R2-D2 really pulls off the perfect blend between having a movie accurate sculpt while still looking fun and toy like. I love how his dome is not quite fully rounded as it captures the POP! aesthetic nicely and differentiates him from other R2-D2 products.
* Not only is the main paintwork neat and clean but there is actually paint detail added to give the little droid a dirty, worn look. Fantastic stuff!
* Here's a look at R2-D2's back. Plenty more detail and solid paint applications here, too.
* The drink dispenser looks great. I kind of wish it swiveled but POP!s never seem to have any articulation other than the necks (which Star Wars POP!s don't have, probably due to licensing restrictions). It's really detailed, though, and is probably one of the most elaborate "accessories" I've seen on a POP!.
*Check out the cups on R2-D2's tray! These look great don't they? I love the greenish tint and the gold detail on them.
* Most of the POP! Star Wars figures come with display stands and R2-D2 doesn't buck the trend. The base provides a fun, alternate way to display the figure and looks great alongside other POP! Star Wars figures.
* The only negative I can think of is that I kind of wish R2 had his third leg. It'd be incredibly cool if it were an optional piece that could be added on.
If you're looking for more R2-D2 reviews then make sure to check out my reviews of the Micro Machines Classic Characters set, the R2-D2 Playset from Hasbro's Micro Machines revival, and the Black Series R2-D2.
If you're interested in more Star Wars POP!s, I've also reviewed:
POP! Star Wars by Funko
Ben Kenobi #99
Boba Fett #102
Captain Phasma [Chrome] #91
Chewbacca #63 [Flocked]
Red Snaggletooth #70
TIE Fighter Pilot #89